Tag: #blackboys

We Need Black Boys to Drop Guns, Not Classes!

In honor of National Family Engagement Month, I’m empowering our Black boys to drop guns, not classes! This is a real conversation our community needs to have right now . Families and educators need to be on the same page about gun control laws and policies on gun regulation. It’s up to us to protect our children. Guns and Black…

Lockers to Lockdown; Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

Gwinnett SToPP in collaboration with the End Mass Incarceration Georgia Network held an amazing event this past Saturday, “From Lockers to Lockdown: Educate Students, Stop Arrests.” Ending mass incarceration starts with dismantling the school to prison pipeline. Advocacy against mass incarceration isn’t being championed by Gwinnett SToPP alone. Rev. Warnock and T.I. have joined forces to address the issue in…

A Million Black Fathers Marching for Zion

It may seem like a cliche, but a million Black fathers marching streets across America for their Black sons is empowering. But it’s not simply a cliche, it’s a nationwide movement of Black males doing something different to change the rate of Black boys being successful. Fathers Incorporated , a non profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia. is not only changing…

Requiring Students to Walk in Straight Lines; A Punitive Measure or Effective Management?

Recently in a teacher training the topic of walking in straight lines came up during the discussion about classroom management. I was very surprised at the responses. Traditionally, teachers have been champions of having children walk in a straight line. “We’ve been under a long impression of tradition and knowledge of what works with “managing” children,” says one veteran teacher…

Derrien Dennis is Making School a Safe Place for Black Boys

Most K-12 Black male educators are in administration or secondary education. However, there are growing numbers of Black men who are working in elementary schools. Black boys need to see positive reflections of Black men in classrooms during their early development. A fellow Black male teacher in Georgia, Derrien Dennis, is seeking additional funding to make his classroom a safe…